MISC:   BROWNING BICYCLE posted by: STAN on 10/21/2007 at 3:50:41 PM
10/20/07
I HAVE HAD THIS BICYCLE HANGING IN MY GARAGE FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS. MY MOTHER IN LAW WON THIS BIKE BUT NEVER USED IT AND WHEN SHE GAVE IT TO MY DAUGHTER SHE USED IT VERY LITTLE. I FOUND A NUMBER ON THE FRAME WHICH IS 5018199. I HAVE NO USE FOR THIS BILE AND WOULD LIKE TO SELL IT. ANY IDEA HOW MUCH IT IS WORTH?
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   RE:MISC: BROWNING BICYCLE posted by Warren on 10/21/2007 at 4:39:51 PM
There were 3 models of Brownings...the bottom was bike boom quality. I had one of these and there really wasn't anything on it of value so I gave it to the thrift store.I've never seen the higher quality models so I can't comment on them. If it's in excellent quality, sell it on ebay or craiglist or garage sale it.
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   RE:MISC:   BROWNING BICYCLE posted by David on 10/22/2007 at 5:42:09 AM
There are a couple of quick quality checks...
1. Is the bike equipped with aluminum rims (use a magnet)?
Good 70s and newer bikes will not have steel.
2. Is the seat post (that holds up the saddle) aluminum?
3. Are the fork and frame ends stamped from heavy sheet steel (cheap) or are they forged (thicker with rounded edges)?
4. Is there a decal or sticker on the frame bragging about the tubing used to build it? Probably "Reynolds 531," "Vitus," "chrome-moly" or "cromoly."
If it doesn't meet those criteria it is most likely low-end and of little value beyond its suitability for riding.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   BROWNING BICYCLE posted by Wayne on 10/22/2007 at 7:48:04 AM
I don't know all of my terminology; but as for the tyre rims being aluminum, it is not clear to me if this is always so for a '70s bike, maybe they are made with an alloy.
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   RE:MISC:   BROWNING BICYCLE posted by David on 10/22/2007 at 3:57:37 PM
All the metal in your bike is an alloy; the better 70s bikes had aluminum alloy rims, not steel (another alloy).
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MISC:   Some nifty lightweight vintage bicycles website posted by: Wayne on 10/20/2007 at 12:03:47 AM
http://www.teamkarim.com/bikes/used/road/s-road.html

Apparently I found the "sold" page; but still quite a nice selection of photographs to look at. Most are vintage with a few more recent cycles. I haven't looked around the website, perhaps there are more to be seen.


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   RE:MISC:   Some nifty lightweight vintage bicycles website posted by wayne on 10/20/2007 at 12:15:22 AM
I just wanted to add on, there seems to be about 40-50 bikes listed, quite diverse.
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   RE:MISC:   Some nifty lightweight vintage bicycles website posted by Bob Hufford on 10/30/2007 at 3:11:04 PM
http://www.teamkarim.com

Seller has a horrible reputation in the San Francisco area. Was under suspicion for buying/selling stolen bikes in the past ...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/16/BAGIUD9FVK1.DTL

Bob
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AGE / VALUE:   BCA Womens 10 speed posted by: Ron on 10/19/2007 at 6:58:36 AM
I have a BCA womens 10 speed Light mountain bike with absolutly no miles on it. Is was in my fathers's garage for years and never ever used. In fact the bike was never even set up. I just adjusted the derailers to work properly last night for the first time ever. I can't seem to find a serial No. on the frame. but i know it is at least ten or more years old. I would like to know what it is worth. It's is for Sale


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   BCA Womens 10 speed posted by David on 10/19/2007 at 8:01:03 AM
You might get $50 selling it locally.
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AGE / VALUE:   Campagnola Crazy ! posted by: Drew on 10/18/2007 at 4:52:18 PM
Someone listed this in Roadsters, but lightweight fans will likely find it of interest - Ebay number 190163020817.

Seems kinda nuts, but someone paid $580. for a Schwinn Varsity last month!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Campagnola Crazy ! posted by David on 10/19/2007 at 8:03:38 AM
It IS rare. Just like a stamp, if a couple of people with money gotta have it for their collections, the price can rise!
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    Campagnola Crazy ! posted by John E on 10/20/2007 at 7:13:03 PM
Someone paid over $800 several years ago for a Schwinn Continental, because it was a very rare and very sought-after 1960 model in exceptionally good condition, with all of the original components. I suspect it could sell for well over $1K today.
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AGE / VALUE:   Help Please!!! posted by: Cameron on 10/18/2007 at 4:49:43 PM
I have in my posession a "Mercury" 26" mens bicycle. Badge reads"mercury, murray, ohio" serial #223279 with a "WOW 30" stamped in small print above the serial #s. It is complete enough to ride. Has a skip chain. No fenders. Any help with this would help. I'd like to know what year and model type it might be. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
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